Part of what makes A Plague Tale: Innocence an intriguing project is its bleak setting. The game takes places in a very dark period during the middle ages when France is falling prey to both war and disease. In this new dev diary, Asobo Studio speaks about its choice of setting -- the team wanted to find a time not often explored in games.

The developers go on to talk about their attempts to capture the middle ages as accurately as possible, and it seems to have done a good job; the game world looks suitably mucky. In terms of art style, the studio turned to 16th century painters like Claude Lorrain to try and capture a similar feel with the game's lighting.

It's looking rather promising, but what do you think? Are you excited to play A Plague Tale: Innocence when it releases in May? Watch out for rats in the comments below.